Required Book For Students Entering Grade 6 (Third Form) in September

Required Reader #1: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

From Goodreads, “When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her…”

Complete one of the three projects described below:
  • Write a persuasive essay defending your answer to the question: Are AI and robots good or bad? Please include examples from the book to show your reasoning.
  • Draw three situations that Roz encounters, one from the beginning, one from the middle, and one from the end, and offer the lessons that Roz learns from each episode. 
  • Build a diorama within a shoebox of your favorite scene from the book. Please include a paragraph explaining what is happening in that scene and why it was your favorite. 

In addition, a short unit will be focused on The Wild Robot to start the year.

Choose and read at least 2 other books from the list below: 
You may use audiobooks to supplement your reading. 

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